Chris Shunk

Owners of the new
cars reviewed by this
critic give him/her
an overall credibility
rating of:

6.5 out of 10
Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

83

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

89

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

71

2013 Acura RDX SUV

07/19/12
87
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2013 Acura RDX SUV
SUV/Truck

Acura’s RDX is now more refined and more comfortable, while continuing to offer plenty of get up and go. Best of all, the RDX now delivers sedan-like fuel economy with improved aesthetics and a more user-friendly interior.

2012 Acura TL Sedan

09/06/11
85
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Acura TL Sedan
Sedan

With the refreshed TL SH-AWD, it’s obvious that Acura has taken measures to fix what was broken without hurting what worked. They started with a very competent luxury sport sedan and made it more attractive, improved its efficiency and increased its driving dynamics.

2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

07/20/12
89
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan
Sedan

The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder deserves a permanent place under the hood of the 5 Series. Couple that with an excellent all-wheel-drive system and a proven chassis and the 2012 528i continues to be the main force to be reckoned with in the midsize luxury segment.

2012 Buick Regal Sedan

06/04/12
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Buick Regal Sedan
Sedan

Once we did the math and studied the fuel economy numbers, we began to see how the eAssist technology might appeal to buyers. As for the Regal itself, Buick’s mid-size offering is a looker inside and out, and it may be the best-handling non sport-sedan ever to wear the TriShield.

2012 Buick Verano Sedan

05/09/12
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Buick Verano Sedan
Sedan

The Verano manages to deliver upscale looks and a killer interior while at the same time offering a competitive price tag. It only helps that the Verano comes standard with hordes of tech features and all of the most desired add-ons.

2011 Chrysler 200

05/05/11
82
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Chrysler 200
Sedan

While the 200’s cabin and the new Pentastar V6 are competitive, those are easily its best attributes. When it comes to looks, refinement and especially reputation, it still isn’t near the top of the mid-size food chain.

2011 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan

11/08/11
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan
Minivan

The 2011 Town & Country impressed us with more refined styling, a strong new powertrain and vastly improved interior. While it may still not be as refined a ride as the competition, Chrysler counters by offering more standard features and technology without charging a knee-buckling MSRP.

2012 Ford Edge

12/27/11
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Ford Edge
SUV/Truck

The 2012 Edge with EcoBoost takes a terrific midsize crossover to the next level. The 2.0-liter turbo proved to be a joy to exercise. Mix in its attractive, broad-shouldered stance, and it’s clear that the 2012 Edge deserves to be a powerhouse in the midsize crossover field.

2011 Ford Edge

10/21/10
84
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Ford Edge
SUV/Truck

The Ford Edge has transformed from an attractive crossover with a passable cabin to an even better looking crossover with more power, improved fuel economy and a truly state-of-the-art interior experience.

2013 Ford Flex

06/06/12
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2013 Ford Flex
SUV/Truck

After a week with this new model, we’re convinced that Ford has delivered a crossover with more Flex than ever. We still enjoy the Flex for its unique looks and plush ride.

2011 Ford Flex

12/09/10
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Ford Flex
SUV/Truck

The Ford Flex Titanium has the style, amenities and performance to go toe-to-toe with models from more upscale brands. It’s even luxurious enough to make people considering its costlier cousin – the Lincoln MKT – think twice about their purchase.

2012 Ford Mustang

01/18/12
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Ford Mustang
Coupe

The 2012 Mustang now features an impressive V6, a terrifically sorted chassis and fuel economy that’s as good as some mid-size sedans. Add in a base price under $23,000 and you’re looking at a genuine performance bargain.

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